An Air Traffic Controller at Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos, Aniekan Inuk Effiong, has handed on.
Effiong reportedly slumped whereas on responsibility within the wee hours of Monday and died shortly after.
The Controller who was stated to be in his early 40s slumped whereas at his responsibility publish on the method radar of the Lagos airport.
A supply advised Daily Trust that the deceased slumped however due to vehicular restrictions to the Total Radar Coverage of Nigeria (TRACON) web site, he couldn’t be rushed to the hospital.
He stated, “Before they could get a vehicle and rush him to the hospital, he passed on.”
The deceased was an official of the Nigerian Airspace Management Authority (NAMA).
The source said, “I wish to appeal to the authorities particularly his immediate constituency – NAMA, the magnanimous Minister and DG NCAA to please come to the immediate aid of his young family with the hope also that he will be compensated adequately to encourage others.
“While doing all these, may I appeal that the restriction of vehicle to the TRACON site be reviewed immediately while stress test carried out on the surviving ones.
“I humbly submit and seek for prayers for God to forgive his shortcomings and accept him in his bosom.”
Meanwhile, one other air site visitors controller died two weeks in the past, making it two key technical employees members of NAMA which have handed on in an area of two weeks.
Francis Anwetin, the ATC operations supervisor at Asaba Airport, handed on after he was hit by a automobile on the shut of enterprise.
He reportedly died on the spot proper in entrance of the airport gate.
There has been rising concern over the dearth of ATCs in NAMA, prompting the administration to even recall some officers from retirement.
Officials say the lack of the 2 ATCs has additional depleted the rank of Air Traffic Controllers within the aviation sector.